Transcripts released Thursday show convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend was combative and defensive under tough questioning four years ago about her now-deceased ex-boyfriend’s interactions with underage girls.
In the transcripts, Ghislaine Maxwell repeatedly denied hiring anyone under the age of 18 for the financier.
Manhattan U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska had ordered the transcripts of seven hours of depositions of Maxwell released by 9 a.m. Thursday.
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Maxwell, 58, has been held without bail since her July arrest on charges that she procured three underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 1997.
She said Maxwell recruited her at age 17 to be sexually abused by Epstein and Maxwell from 1999 to 2002.
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